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About Insurance Ireland and DIMA


The Dublin International Insurance and Management Association (DIMA) was founded in 1990 to represent international insurance, reinsurance and captive management business in Ireland.

DIMA merged with Insurance Ireland in January 2017 to bring together the domestic and international insurance and reinsurance sectors under the one umbrella. The merged association represents over 140 insurers, reinsurers and captives in a major industry with gross premium income of €55 billion annually and which employs approximately 28,000 people.

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European Captive Services Winner 2016

Insurance Ireland’s key functions include:

Representing members’ interests in Ireland to the Government, state agencies, regulatory bodies, public representatives, other national interest groups, the media and the general public;
Advocating for members’ positions at a European level, particularly via Insurance Europe, the European association for national insurance company representative bodies, and at a global level via the Global Federation of Insurance Associations (GFIA);
Promoting Ireland as an international re/insurance and captive management centre through working closely with the Irish Government and its agencies;
Hosting landmark events to inform and lead discussions on international best practices and policy developments; including the hosting of the European Insurance Forum (EIF) which has been running since 1999 and the 2016 hosting of the 8th Insurance Europe International Conference;
Highlighting Ireland’s jurisdictional advantages through international competitions including most recently, winning best EU domicile at the European Captive Services Awards and Domicile of the Year at the UK Captive Services Awards

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David Stafford


Debbie O’Hare

Vice Chairman

Karl Cheese

Michael Brady

Gerard Connell

Stephen Devine

Tim Hennessy

Brian Lehane

Marco Nuvoloni

Trevor Madden

Viviana Pascoletti

Martin Scullion